Complete the sentences by filling the gaps with the correct words or expressions.
As with any cancer, ________ is adapted to fit each person’s individual needs and depends on the size, location, and extent of the tumour, the stage of the disease, and general health.
Unfortunately, because early stomach cancer causes few _________, the disease is usually advanced when the diagnosis is made.
The _______ removes part or all of the stomach, as well as the surrounding lymph nodes, with the basic goal of removing all cancer and a margin of normal tissue.
Stomach cancer is the 2nd most common cancer worldwide, but the incidence varies widely; _________ is extremely high in Japan, China, Chile, and Iceland.
Because malignant transformation cannot be detected by __________, all polyps seen at endoscopy should be removed.
Helicobacter pylori is a spiral-shaped ___________ that lives in the stomach. It has a unique way of adapting to the harsh, acidic environment. Since its discovery back in 1983, it has been studied rather extensively and believed by many in the allopathic medical community to play an important role in the development of gastritis and peptic ulcers.
It seems logical to assume that a person with stomach ulcers is __________ to stomach cancer, since the H. pylori bacterium is obviously present. However, this isn’t the case. It apparently depends on the reaction of the stomach to the infection.
Approximately one in 10 people with stomach cancer have a first degree relative – a parent, brother or sister – with the same disease. Some of these people have an ___________ form.
Current research suggests that increasing the __________ ___________ of fruits and vegetables, particularly those high in vitamin C and carotenoids may further reduce the risk of stomach cancer.